Europe

Areas of German L Gas pipeline networks due for conversion to H gas
Energy, Europe, Gas, Northern Europe, Pipeline Gas Journal

The Great German Gas Switch-Over

Germany is at the beginning of a 7 billion euro gas infrastructure project to switch 30% of its gas customers from low-calorie Group L to  high calorie Group H natural gas.  For technical reasons, and under weights-and-measures regulations, the two gas qualities have to be transported in separate systems within defined ranges, and customers cannot switch […]

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Energy Trading, Europe, Flame Conference, Innovation, Research and development, Technology

EU Gas Trading in Transition: The Impact of Blockchain

In this second of two articles covering the transition of EU gas trading, Nicholas Newman discusses how  natural gas trading in Europe may be on the cusp of a blockchain revolution. You can read the first article here. Blockchain technology, most commonly associated with trading cryptocurrencies, is a virtual digital and decentralised […]

Eniday, Europe, Technology

A Swiss story about supercomputing

Switzerland is home not only to watchmakers, bankers and chocolatiers but also a supercomputer, the 19.6 petaflop Cray XC50/XC40 system, nicknamed Piz Daint, installed in the National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)… Named after the nearby mountain peak, it is Europe’s leading supercomputer and is the third most powerful number cruncher in […]

Energy, Energy Trading, Eniday, Europe, Innovation, Technology

Block chain and the energy business

The explosive surge in Bitcoin prices at the end of 2017 brought block-chain technology to the attention of governments and the public… This new technology is, in effect, an eco- system comprising a secure, digitized but communal and decentralized ledger, recording transactions as they occur in successive blocks. It validates […]

Engineers, Europe, Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Technology, Transport

Wärtsilä propulsion solutions continue to be the fishing vessels’ choice

Finnish-based technology provider Wärtsilä, has won a contract from Scottish-based Lunar Fishing Co Ltd, to replace its existing “Luna bow” purse signer trawler with a new ship of the same name. The replacement vessel is being built at the Karstensens Skibsvaerft shipyard in Denmark and the order with Wärtsilä was […]